Fourteen year old Sam Temple is in class when his teacher disappears. Poofs. Gone. In the blink of an eye, all the other adults and older teens in Perdido Beach are... gone. No one knows what's going on, because Perdido Beach, California, now known as the FAYZ, is surrounded by an impenetrable barrier. And communication inside the FAYZ has ceased, no phones, television, internet, or satellites.
Things are changing, animals are mutating, bullies are taking over, hunger roams, a mysterious and sinister creature lurks, and some of the kids have started to develop powers. Like Sam, who can shoot green-white light out of his palms. And others who have powers such as the power to temporarily cease gravity, or run faster than the speed of light, or even teleport from one place to another. It sounds cool, but some kids aren't using their powers for good. Sides are being chosen, a fight will soon break out. And they're all running out of time, because when they reach 15, they'll disappear... and no one knows where to.
Only the first three books from this series have been released, and all of them are unbelievable! The cover may throw you off (I don't know about you, but that's what happened to me), but I'm pretty sure you'll find Michael Grant's Gone series "unputdownable"!
As usual, great review, Fathima! This book is a personal favorite of mine, so I hope other readers check it out. Meanwhile, check out these titles, too:
by Charlie Higson
by S.A. Bodeen
by Neal Shusterman